HBCU Sports: Marsh selected to attend NCAA Career in Sports Forum
4/24/2015, 8:30 p.m. | Updated on 4/23/2015, 2:56 p.m.
BALTIMORE Coppin State sophomore sprinter Alexis Marsh was selected to attend the Career in Sports Forum to be held at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis from June 4-7.
The Career in Sports Forum, an annual educational forum hosted by the NCAA, brings together 200 selected student-athletes to learn and explore potential careers in sports, with the primary focus on intercollegiate athletics. The unique, four-day forum is designed to assist student-athletes in charting their career paths, as well as provide an opportunity to network and learn from current athletics professionals.
“I am extremely happy to have been chosen to be part of this program,” Marsh said. “It means a lot that I can see all that athletics has to offer beyond being a collegiate student-athlete. I am a criminal justice major but I love sports way too much to leave it alone. If I don’t work in the criminal justice field then I would love to be a track coach or an Athletics Director.”
Marsh is a key member of the Coppin State women’s track and field program. The Ajax, Ontario, Canada native has run on the Eagles’ 4 x 400-meter relay teams, earning All-MEAC honors this past indoor season in the event. The Eagles relay team finished second at the MEAC Championships.
During the indoor season, Marsh helped the 4 x 400-meter relay team finish sixth at the ECAC Championship meet. The Eagles' time of 3:45.13 was the third fastest time in the indoor 4 x 4 in Coppin State history. Currently this outdoor season, the Eagles 4 x 400-meter relay team has the second fastest time in the event of 3:43.47.
Known for her consistently changing hairstyles, sparkling smile and pleasant personality, Marsh is looking forward to the opportunity to network with peers, exchange ideas with key NCAA leaders as well as spend a little time in the Midwest.
“Coppin State has taught me how to be more disciplined athletically,” Marsh said. “I have always been focused but I really needed to keep myself grounded and continuously remind myself of the reason why I am here. A lot of student-athletes applied for the program. I am blessed, humbled and happy that I was selected.”